There are some questions about what happens with the bounty if there is no extra answer after offering the extra reputation. The answer is the reputation simply expires. My question is why. I mean, If you get some answers, it seems me fair the most up-voted answer gets the bounty, even if it is not your desired answer. But, why when you don't receive any answer the reputation must expire? It' is not right. Some users (including myself) have to ''fight'' very hard to get its reputation. When they actually need an answer they offer a bounty because they really want a solution. But if this solution never comes, why have they to loose their reputation?